Regional Seminars on the American Founding
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By Lee Trepanier, November 8, 2010 in Pedagogy and Teaching, Professional Development, ISI in the News

Two weeks ago I participated at the one-day Lehrman American Studies Center Regional Seminar at Yale University about “The Founding and Re-Founding” of America. Bryan Garsten and Steven Smith led the discussion, with particular attention to Lincoln and his relationship to the U.S. Founders. In the afternoon session, both Glenn Moots and I led the discussion about how to implement these ideas in the classroom. The group setting was small and intimate – no more than a dozen people – and it was a great way not only to meet new people but to explore a topic in some depth.

I’m looking forward to the seminars this weekend at Amherst (Friday) and Harvard (Saturday). It should be an exciting time and a great opportunity to explore the questions of citizenship and statesmanship!

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2 Comments
Lindsey Emmick on Nov 8, 2010 at 8:58 am

Glad to hear that you enjoyed the seminars! The schedules looked like there was a great line-up of speakers and topics.

Lee Trepanier on Nov 10, 2010 at 4:44 am

Thanks for the comment Lindsey. It was great food for thought!

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Lee Trepanier
Lee Trepanier

I am an Associate Professor of Political Science at Saginaw Valley State University. I teach courses in political philosophy as well as the Introduction to Political Science course. I received my B.A. in Political Science and English Literature with a Minor in Russian Studies at Marquette University and my M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science at Louisiana State University. My research interests are in Russian politics; politics and religion; politics, literature, and film; and political philosophy with a focus on the works of Eric Voegelin.